Harold BuddAvalon Sutra

Label:Samadhisound – sound cd ss004
2 x CD, Album
Country:UK & US
Style:Modern Classical, Ambient


Avalon Sutra
1-1Arabesque 3
Guest [Guest Player], Sopranino SaxophoneJon Gibson (2)
1-2It's Steeper Near The Roses (For David Sylvian)1:02
1-3L'Enfant Perdu2:14
1-4Chrysalis Nu (To Barney's Memory)1:59
1-5Three Faces West (Billy Al Bengston's)2:49
1-6Arabesque 2
Guest [Guest Player], Soprano SaxophoneJon Gibson (2)
1-7Little Heart7:40
1-8How Vacantly You Stare At Me
Guest [Guest Player], Bass FluteJon Gibson (2)
1-9A Walk In The Park With Nancy (In Memory)5:55
1-10Rue Casimir Delavigne (For Daniel Lentz)5:28
1-11Arabesque 1
Guest [Guest Player], Soprano SaxophoneJon Gibson (2)
1-12Porcelain Ginger2:01
1-14As Long As I Can Hold My Breath3:47
As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
2-1As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
ProducerDavid Sylvian
Producer, PerformerAkira Rabelais
Recorded By [At Metamusic]Braford Ellis*
RemixAkira Rabelais

Companies, etc.


  • Arranged By [String Arrangements]Harold Budd (tracks: 1-2 to 1-5)
  • Art DirectionDavid Sylvian
  • Composed ByJon Gibson (2) (tracks: 1-1, 1-6, 1-8, 1-11)
  • Coordinator [Artist Liaison]Yuka Fujii
  • Design, CalligraphyChris Bigg (2)
  • Guest [Guest Player], Cello [String Quartet]Marston Smith (tracks: 1-2 to 1-5)
  • Guest [Guest Player], Viola [String Quartet]James Acevedo (tracks: 1-2 to 1-5)
  • Guest [Guest Player], Violin [String Quartet]James Sitterly (tracks: 1-2 to 1-5), Peter Kent (2) (tracks: 1-2 to 1-5)
  • Mastered By [At Skye Mastering]Denis Blackham
  • Mastered By [Studio Treatments And Mastering At Orangewood]Harold Budd (tracks: 1-1 to 1-14)
  • Photography ByShinya Fujiwara
  • Producer, Performer, Composed ByHarold Budd
  • Recorded By [At Architecture]Scott Fraser (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6, 1-8, 1-11)
  • Recorded By [Further Recording At Orangewood], Mixed By [Mixing At Orangewood], Mastered By [Studio Treatments And Mastering At Orangewood]Michael Colman* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-14)


℗ & © 2004 samadhisound llc, the copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Harold Budd under exclusive license to samadhisound llc.

Issued in a six panel digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 24877-4004-2
  • Barcode (String): 2487740042
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 7695 - BUDDD1 091604
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 7695 - BUDDD2 091604
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT05

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Avalon Sutra (2×CD, Album, Unofficial Release)samadhisound (2)sound cd ss004Russia2005
Avalon Sutra (2×CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Darla RecordsDRL285US2014
Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath (2×CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress)Darla RecordsDRL285USUnknown


  • robertmotyka's avatar
    I really hope to see this amazing album on vinyl.
    • Spiderland77's avatar
      This album needs to pressed on Viny in my humble opinion
      • urlordthomascovenant's avatar
        Look up beautiful in the dictionary; Harold Budd's "Avalon Sutra" will be the definition. There is no other word which so aptly describes it - the music is delicate, calming and transporting. Especially "Little Heart", which just took my breath away.

        I don't really see the point of the second disc - It's nothing that we hadn't got on the first, but just extended to 70 minutes running time. I am not joking when i say that "As Long As I Hold My Breath" is so repetitive that it would be more suitable if it were 4 minutes long.
        The first disc more than makes up for the failure (in my eyes) that is disc 2.
        • MazaroAnonymous's avatar
          One of the most beautiful and expressive albums I have ever listened to!!



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